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My “Critical Value” in Tango

May 8, 2017 |

With me it’s simple – if there’s feeling, I’m the happiest girl in the ronda. But it’s a two-way street and everything depends on how vulnerable I allow myself to be at any given time.

Some time ago (about 4 … Read More

Tango. Priorities. (Gran valores del Tango)

May 8, 2017 | 2

Tango is a social dance so everybody dance with everybody.  “Intermediate” dancers dance with “intermediate”, “advanced” – with “advanced”.

Recently a friend of mine has written a big post about who is supposed dance with whom but doesn’t  and in … Read More

When does tango end?

February 5, 2017 |

Looking through some old tango notes I found one from March 2014. It was about me noticing a change in my embrace. So I took the note and put some new thoughts in it.

‘Two days ago I had … Read More

Embrace like a lover, dance like the wind

September 29, 2016 |

The title of this post sounds like a poetry, but having a nice tango embrace is like writing poetry or painting. It comes from the heart and you can not fake it. It reveals who you are and it takes … Read More

Why tango teachers ask you to imagine things

September 29, 2016 |

Think about the last tango class you went to. There is a fair chance that at some point the teacher said: “Now, imagine that…”, followed by a mental image. Maybe it was directly related to tango culture (“imagine wearing a … Read More

DJ or playlist?

May 29, 2016 |

I began dancing tango in 2006, in the fall. But I don’t consider the first two years because I was going to a salsa school: one day a week salsa, one day tango. At the tango class we were studying … Read More

Why we believe technique kills emotion

January 29, 2016 |

There exists a belief that focusing too much on technique will put you at risk of becoming an emotionally detached dancer. In tango, this is a very serious risk. If saying about someone “this dancer is not very accomplished technically, … Read More

Why your dance does not look good despite all the practicing

September 15, 2015 |

Once, in a class, a woman asked me: “How can I dance beautifully?” It would have been easier for me to tell her right there how to be happy or what is the meaning of life. Beauty in dance is … Read More

I am in love!

April 23, 2015 |

Hopelessly!

Ever since our first encounter – we were introduced by some frisky fellow, with no idea what he was about to stir… – I knew that the chills and the silly smile on my face, caused by the sound … Read More

… if you do not feel comfortable with yourself you can’t make your partner feel comfortable either

February 2, 2015 |

Anna Tseitlin has been teaching tango for 5 years in Jerusalem, Israel. She is born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine and when she was twelve she moved to Jerusalem with her family. She studied the history of art and worked for a … Read More

Why most advice you get about your dancing is wrong

February 2, 2015 |

Sometimes a student would tell me during a class: “You know, a dancer I danced with recently told me…” and then follows some kind of feedback, criticism or advice. For followers some recurring examples are: “You are too heavy, be … Read More

“Los Vino” – Embrace, connection, caminar…

February 2, 2015 |

I love „Los vino” (Otros Aires)! I’ve been hooked on it for quite a while now. I mean I had it as a ringtone for a year, I get thrilled at the sound of it, or the sound of anything … Read More

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